August 31, 2012

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Rhythms

Following the seasonal rhythms of the shoreline conveys the impression that it is a dynamic entity, constantly responding to the forces of nature.

August 30, 2012

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Measurements

Picture an amphibious buggy riding atop a 35 foot tripod. That’s the CRAB – used to map the contours of a changing shoreline.

August 29, 2012

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Building Up

Beaches erode, but over time they can also replenish and grow. Surprisingly, sometimes the engine of growth can be a storm.

August 28, 2012

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Forces

With the constant interplay of waves, wind and erosion, the coastline is a crucible of ever-changing forces.

August 27, 2012

Outer Banks Coastal Research – Dynamics

Studying the shoreline is like playing three dimensional chess with the forces of natures.

August 24, 2012

Gribbles – Solutions

Wood borers are a challenge to researchers exploring environmentally safe ways to protect submerged wooden structures.

August 23, 2012

Gribbles – Importance

Gribbles are an essential “cleanup crew” for our oceans and estuaries.

August 22, 2012

Attack of The Gribbles

These tiny wood-boring crustaceans have plagued man-made structures since the days of Columbus.

August 21, 2012


Sea horses are not only unique visually, but also in their reproductive behavior.

August 20, 2012

Hungarian New Bread Celebration

Bread bakers in Hungary take to the road to enrich and broaden their culinary knowledge and craft.

August 17, 2012

Big Horn Sheep – Cliff Dwellers

If a desert big horn sheep feels threatened, it’s all uphill from there.

August 16, 2012

Big Horn Sheep – Temperature

Desert big horn sheep come equipped with a variable internal “thermostat” which allows them to survive in dangerous triple-digit temperatures.

August 15, 2012

Big Horn Sheep – Superb Desert Dwellers

Desert big horn sheep have adapted to withstand extreme dehydration with ease.

August 14, 2012

Caves – Mars Connection

Ancient salt water caves harbor ecosystems similar to what life on Mars might have once been like.

August 13, 2012

Kids’ Science Challenge: Sports on Mars – Spirit Stuck

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, engineers are testing a rover in a simulated sand pit, in hopes of freeing Spirita rover that’s been stuck in a real sand pit on Mars.

August 10, 2012

Kids’ Science Challenge: Sports on Mars – Cleanroom

Before stepping inside the lab where NASA’s Mars rovers are built, you’ll need to put on a ‘bunny suit’ and jump into the air shower.

August 9, 2012

Kids’ Science Challenge: Sports on Mars – Playing the Game

In Martian Soil Ball, the player who gathers the most magnetic dust wins!

August 8, 2012

Astrobiology – Moving to Mars

If human beings ever live on Mars, the first colonists on the Red Planet will likely be farmers.

August 7, 2012

Astrobiology – Genesis

The first life forms to arrive on Earth may have “hitchhiked” here on a meteor from Mars.

August 6, 2012

Kids’ Science Challenge: Mars – How Far

Mars may be Earth’s neighbor, but getting there can take years!

August 3, 2012

Hindukush Beekeeping – Honey Hunters

Bees dwell amidst the high cliffs of the Himalayas, producing prized honey and sustaining the local ecosystems.

August 2, 2012

Hindukush Beekeeping – The Bee Project

Hindukush beekeepers benefit from the knowledge of an international bee farming project.

August 1, 2012

Hindukush Beekeeping – Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous people of the Himalayan Hindukush region offer valuable knowledge to scientists studying bees.